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SRO: MS porting Office to Linux?

Mar 11, 1999, 19:22 (48 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

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"It may sound crazy, but developers say all the signs -- and rumors -- are there."

"... when asked earlier this week whether anyone at Microsoft is currently involved in porting Office to Linux, Steve Sinofsky, vice president of Microsoft Office, said "I can't talk about that right now... Linux is not there yet for end-user productivity applications. Lots of factors need to gel before we make a commitment..."

"... Last week, Unix expert and technical author Simson Garfinkle mentioned on a radio talk show broadcast in the Boston area that he had corresponded with developers with inside knowledge of Microsoft's Office Linux porting efforts."

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